St John the Baptist Church
Take a stroll around this ‘architecturally ambitious parish church’ situated in the heart of Peterborough’s Cathedral Square. At the back of the church, pick up a free brochure which points out things of interest in the building, like the men carved at the top of each pew entrance, the intricate stained glass windows and the memorial dedicated to the men from Queen Street Ironworks who were killed during WWI.
See medieval embroidery in form of a cross and a Parliament Clock which is still is working order. There are so many things to see here, like the three manual pipe organ, the Remembrance Book, the Lady Chapel and much more.
This church was built in 1402 and was dedicated to St John Baptist on 26th June 1407. It is definitely worth visiting and you will enjoy the peace and serenity the church has to offer.
On Wednesday and Saturday between 10am and 12noon, tea/coffee and homemade cakes are on sale.
Facilities: Church allow vehicle access to enable people to be dropped off outside church, and then continue on to park elsewhere (Trinity Street car park – free parking on Sundays until 1pm and free parking behind Barclays Bank, Church Street on Sundays only).
Opening Times: Please check their website for times.
Costs: Donations are always welcome.